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What are the best bang for your buck mods? #225714 Jul 17, 4:53pm Jul 17, 4:53pm
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What are the best bang for your buck mods?
I'm just wondering, what are some of the best and cheapest Performance enhancing mods that can be done to a CELICA GT 2004 WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION?

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Igal_n_Cindy] #225715 Jul 17, 4:56pm Jul 17, 4:56pm
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umm Ground Wire Kit from www.teamcelica.com $30 bucks
New spark plugs
Honda s2000 antenna
Intake

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Virgilson] #225716 Jul 17, 5:05pm Jul 17, 5:05pm
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power mods:

nitrous: most horsepower per dollar. about $300 for 40+ horsies
Intake: $150 for about 3 horsies (average)
exhaust: $400 for about 4-5 horsies (average)
turbo: $4000 for about 40+ horsies
supercharger: $5000 for about 40 horsies
ground wires: $50 for MAYBE 1 horsy
header: $400 for about 10 horsies

keep in mind these are not exact figures obviously because they are not exact parts..these are just averages thumbsup

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #225717 Jul 17, 5:23pm Jul 17, 5:23pm
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Nitrous--$300? Really? Where can I find that!! I always thought it was a lot more!

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: grcelica] #225718 Jul 17, 5:36pm Jul 17, 5:36pm
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you have an auto smile just get nitrous

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Larry_GTS] #225719 Jul 17, 5:39pm Jul 17, 5:39pm
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sway bars

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Larry_GTS] #225720 Jul 17, 5:40pm Jul 17, 5:40pm
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I dont like nos. but i say header, Intake, exaust, grounding kit, and pullys.

hey where about in jersey are you from? Im right next to flemington if you know where that is! wave

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: grcelica] #225721 Jul 17, 6:52pm Jul 17, 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by grcelica
Nitrous--$300? Really? Where can I find that!! I always thought it was a lot more!


allow me to correct myself--i was off as far as purchasing a complete kit is oncerned..it will usually be at least twice that # for a complete kit

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #225722 Jul 17, 6:54pm Jul 17, 6:54pm
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get it wholesale smile all my buddies payed 300 for their setups, but they are all from H-town, and have connections I guess..
But yea I think somone was selling a DPI for 800 on this site I don't remember who it was.

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Larry_GTS] #225723 Jul 17, 7:52pm Jul 17, 7:52pm
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Work on your suspension. Handling = Performance... smile

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Larry_GTS] #225724 Jul 17, 7:53pm Jul 17, 7:53pm
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Supra motor swap...those run fast as autos, faster than stick. I'm not kidding.


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Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #225725 Jul 17, 7:54pm Jul 17, 7:54pm
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oh yeah, and then sell your new GT motor.


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Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #225726 Jul 17, 7:58pm Jul 17, 7:58pm
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thumbsup


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Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Tru_gts] #225727 Jul 17, 8:39pm Jul 17, 8:39pm
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Jet engine. Yeah, like 1,000,000 but damn talk about a bang. thumbsup

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Rocketman] #225728 Jul 17, 8:56pm Jul 17, 8:56pm
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^^ has anyone seen the monster garage celica? smile

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: renfield90] #225729 Jul 17, 9:06pm Jul 17, 9:06pm
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touched it in person, was at the autorama here in sacramento, CA... they had to extend the car about 1/2 times to fit the engine, then even then it melted half the back bumper, sweet though

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: shoulin] #225730 Jul 17, 9:21pm Jul 17, 9:21pm
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any links for the MG Celica?

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: shoulin] #225731 Jul 17, 9:21pm Jul 17, 9:21pm
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Sways thumbsup thumbsup

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: ironracer4130] #225732 Jul 17, 10:14pm Jul 17, 10:14pm
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CO2 is cheaper than nitrous oxide. You can get this system which uses CO2 to chill your Intake air, even colder than a Cold Air Intake, creating more hp. Don't run both the CO2 system and NO2 as you'll probably run very lean. No one to my knowledge on this site has tried this CO2 system, so you might need a fuel computer like SAFC-II to compensate for the much colder air. Other than that, you should be ok.

http://www.subarustore.com/deicry02taan.html

The easiest mod to install and one which you will definitely feel a dramatic difference is 15" lightweight rims weighing about 9-12 lbs. I'm guessing you have the stock 22 lb rims on right now, so you'll like this upgrade. Rota subzeros cost around $500 for 4, and the best: Volk TE-37 or SSR Competitions will cost around $1200 but weigh around 10 and 9 lbs respectively.


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Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #225733 Jul 17, 10:16pm Jul 17, 10:16pm
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you'll have to buy an aftermarket Intake to use with the above CO2 system btw. A Short Ram Intake will be fine since it will be getting cold air from the system.


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Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: v3n0m] #225734 Jul 17, 10:17pm Jul 17, 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
sway bars

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: fusi0n] #225735 Jul 18, 12:12am Jul 18, 12:12am
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Originally Posted by fusi0n
Originally Posted by v3n0m
sway bars



agreed... work on your suspension before anything else...

i wish someone woulda told me that...

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: spaztikid] #225736 Jul 18, 11:25am Jul 18, 11:25am
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^^ the stock mcpherson struts & springs are decent...with only adding the basic power mods these will serve you well unless you autox your car or do autox-style racing thumbsup

of course, most people buy aftermarket (stiffer) lowering springs more for the look than the handling...although lowering your center of gravity helps a ton when cornering thumbsup

Re: What are the best bang for your buck mods? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #225737 Jul 18, 4:13pm Jul 18, 4:13pm
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Manual conversion - about $300, right?

thats a start

Sway bars, lower it.

Remove some weight from the car. Less it weighs, faster it will go. Don't use back seat, pull it out. Swap Hood for Carbon Fiber. Change headers. New pulleys. wink


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